Voice actor and singer Nobuhiko Okamoto is going on break in order to undergo surgery on his vocal cords, and spend time in recovery.
According to the blog Nijimen, Nobuhiko Okamoto will be entering surgery for scarred vocal cords sometime in June. He will be spending the rest of the month recovering, and hopefully be back to work as soon as possible.
His notable roles include John Brown from Ghost Hunt, Accelerator from A Certain Magical Index, and more recently Katsuki Bakugo from My Hero Academia.
In an official post on his personal blog, Okamoto apologized to fans for his impending absence and promised to update fans with his recovery.
“Thank you for your continued support.
I have a report for you.
I had a discomfort in my throat for a long time, and when I was examined, I was diagnosed that my vocal cords were scarring.
Since it is necessary to treat thoroughly once, I have discussed with my doctor and the office to arrange for surgery by June.
I am very sorry that I will take a rest from the activity when work resumes in earnest, but
of course I will not only express the character as much as possible, but I will devote myself to medical treatment for about a month so that I can also do my best singing. ..
I need to rest after the operation, so I would like to update the blog while consulting with my physical condition.
I will tell you again on my blog and office HP when I return. I am sorry that I had no plans for surgery until just before due to the influence of Corona, and I will report at this timing.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused and anxiety to our fans and all concerned.”
Translation: Google Translate
While his surgery may be delayed to the coronavirus, Okamoto himself has not been said to be in contact with it.